The much anticipated foldable phones will soon be a reality. After the launch of the first foldable phone, Royole FlexPai, in October, the world knew that the revolution in the foldable screen is imminent and with the revelation of Samsung’s foldable smartphone, the competition is all time high.
In its annual developer conference, the South Korean multinational conglomerate revealed its upcoming foldable phone, Galaxy F (earlier speculated as Samsung Galaxy X) with a flexible display. The phone was unveiled by Samsung senior vice president, Justin Denison. The technology behind the new display is termed as “Infinity Flex Display.”
The foldable phone can be turned into a tablet after it’s unfolded and without that, it works like a regular handset. The company claims that the display can be opened and closed over and over without any degradation.
"The Infinity Flex Display represents an entirely new mobile platform. We've been living in a world where the size of your screen can only be as large as the device itself. We've added a new dimension to help you browse, watch and multitask like never before."
Though the device showcased in the event isn’t the final offering from Samsung; the smartphone giant is expected to bring some changes to make the mobile phone slimmer and premium.
Yes, Android is in with the foldable type phones. After the speech of Justin Denison, it was Glen Murphy, Google’s head of Android UX, who announced the Android support to the foldable display technology.
The cover display of the new device measures at 4.58 inches and has a 21:9 aspect ratio. With a resolution of 840x1960, the foldable phone is complimented with a screen density of 420 dpi.
While the foldable screen is packed with 7.3 inches display and has a 4.2:3 aspect ratio. Its resolution is higher than the cover display and sits at 1536x2152, coupled with a screen density of 420 dpi.
Jisun Park, engineering director and head of the system software group for Samsung's mobile business, said that when the phone is unfolded, the cover display will turn off automatically.
"Compared to the Main Display, the experience is more ... optimized for focused and handy and quick access and interaction, to leverage the small screen."
After unveiling the device in the event, Samsung put some more light on its specifications during the afternoon panel with developers. Talking about the battery, the foldable phone’s will sustain a full day, which is similar to current Galaxy smartphones.
One thing that puts the ball in Samsung’s favor is that even after putting up two displays and foldable screen, there is no drop in the overall battery’s performance.
The name, price, and release date is known for the new foldable device; all thanks to a report from the Yonhap News Agency.
Though the final price is not yet confirmed by the company. The price mentioned above is a sourced figure and is subjected to change.
With the new invention, Samsung also claimed that the foldable phone can sustain up to three apps simultaneously, which is still missing in the all the flagship devices. The technology is dubbed as Multi-Active Window.
Dension also hinted at rollable and stretchable displays that the company might come up with in future.
To keep the tech geeks on their toes, Samsung recently announced that the company would be targeting one million handsets of the foldable phones in the next year. It also hints at the perfection that the Samsung company may have reached and they are up with their next flagship device.
Samsung’s President of Mobile Communications, Dong-Jin Koh said,
"The production volume of flagship products is about 1 million units at the same production scale as Samsung Electronics…The volume of folder blueprints will be over 1 million units, and if the market response is good, it can produce more."
We knew that the New Year would bring a transformation in the mobile industry and with the introduction of foldable phones right in the last quarter, the mobile manufacturers will try to lay their hands on the new technology ASAP.
Be it Royole FlexPai or the Samsung, the deciding factor of the ultimate leader in the foldable phone will the display quality. From being hardened glass to water-proof, we are expecting something out of the box.
Foldable phones, just wow!!